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United Colors of Benetton salutes spirit of kindness with its campaign #UnitedByCause

The campaign brings forth the inspiring stories of unsung heroes who chose to act for an impact

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Sep 1, 2020 4:24 PM
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Taking forward its strong legacy of celebrating and recognizing the unsung heroes, United Colors of Benetton has launched yet another digital campaign titled #UnitedByCause, capturing heartfelt stories of kindness warriors who are going above and beyond to help the ones in need in these unprecedented times. The ongoing pandemic has caused a motion of panic and distress in people around the globe and as the world disintegrates, the one thing keeping us bound together is ‘Kindness’. The campaign aims to highlight this strong emotion and covey that ‘Kindness’ is more than just a feeling and as we navigate life in times like these, any act of kindness, big or small, plays a major role in reminding everyone that they are not alone and uplifts their spirit.
Leveraging the brand’s social media assets for a span of 2 weeks, Benetton India will shine the spotlight on a number of kindness warriors on its Instagram handle acknowledging all the good work they are doing during these tough times.

To create the ripple effect and drive mass engagement, the brand has planned some thoughtful digital initiatives around the campaign. With the stories being highlighted around kindness warriors on social media, the consumers will be given an opportunity to further nominate individuals they know who are walking on the same path and contributing to serving the nation. In addition, an Instagram AR filter will be introduced which will allow consumers to swipe and have a mask on their face with kindness adjectives such as compassionate, change maker, empathetic etc. written on them to amplify awareness on the core brand message. Benetton India has also on boarded five impactful ‘Cause Ambassadors’ for the campaign amplification; renowned personality in the media & lifestyle landscape Nandini Bhalla, Founder of Mod Art International India- Nishant Joshi and Digital Influencers & Content Creators, Siddharth Batra & Dolly Singh and Comedian Supriya Joshi.

Additionally, Benetton aims to donate more than 1,00,000+ masks through this campaign with the help of Uday Foundation.

Speaking about this campaign, Sundeep Chugh, CEO Benetton India Pvt. Ltd, said: “As a brand we are a strong believer of promoting inclusivity and the latest campaign is another significant step in this direction. It emphasizes on the power of kindness and how it brings individuals all across together. The pandemic has made everyone more considerate and people are coming forward, extending kindness and making these troubled times endurable. The ethos of the campaign is to shine light on these compassionate warriors sparking a change, by acknowledging their gestures that have a wide impact. The idea is not just to provide a recognition platform but also support the cause, encourage others to do their bit and invoke a sense of community spirit within everyone I am proud of all the kindness crusaders and thankful for associating with us through #UnitedByCause”.

Over the years, the brand has established #UnitedBy as an impactful platform that has been instrumental in strengthening its’s commitment to voice social issues through a series of thought-provoking campaigns such as #UnitedByPlay, #UnitedByFaith, #UnitedByHalf and #UnitedByHarmony that have taken a bold stand on causes that affect the society such as Women Empowerment, Integration, Harmony, Unity, Diversity etc.

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